Translation of "attack" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /əˈtæk/ us /əˈtæk/

B1 a violent act intended to hurt or damage someone or something

agressão, ataque
There was a terrorist attack on the capital.

a sudden, short illness

He had a nasty attack of flu.
He had a terrible allergy attack.

B1 UK US offense the part of a sports team that tries to score points

They have a strong attack this year.
verb uk /əˈtæk/ us /əˈtæk/

B1 to use violence to hurt or damage someone or something

agredir, atacar
He was attacked by a gang of youths.

to say that someone or something is bad

She has attacked the government’s new education policy.

(Translation of “attack” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)